Davao Food Appreciation Tour Day 2: A Taste of Davao’s Best!

With only two hours of sleep, I woke up and joined the rest of the DFAT participants to the optional breakfast at Paradise Island in Samal. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy his/her breakfast at the beach with co-bloggers?

Good morning, Samal!
Good morning, Samal!

The van picked us up at 6am and we went straight to the port. The travel time is approximately 10 minutes and we’re on Samal Island na!

Paradise Island - Samal
Almusal sa Samal

 

We were all hungry when we arrived at Paradise Island. We were informed that they serve good breakfast there with big servings. I shared my meal (Dried Fish with Red Egg and Tomatoes) with Ria and Darlyn. Yum!

Paradise Island - Samal
I wanna see your peacock
Blue Crowned Pigeon
Blue Crowned Pigeon

I find Paradise Island as a friendly getaway for families. Majority of the crowd that day were families. I guess they simply want to escape from the city and just take a plunge to the beach. They also have a mini-bird sanctuary inside. What caught my attention is the Blue Peacock. Reminds me of the Katy Perry song hehe πŸ˜›

Thanks to Beach Hut SPF 100!
Thanks to Beach Hut SPF 100!

After our hearty breakfast, some went to the beach to take a dip. I’m glad that i brought with me Beach Hut’s SPF 100. Wooot πŸ˜€

The group went back to their respective hotels to take a shower and dress up for lunch. Ranchero’s is our host for lunch!

It is not my first time in Ranchero’s. I was able to go to their General Santos branch (or is it the Main one?). Last year, the place was called ‘Pablo’s’. It offers almost the same viands and the place is still as romantic as i remember. Before going to Ranchero’s, i was  already picturing a very fulfilling meal. Fulfilling? Haha (can’t find the right adjectives LOL)

 

Sleeping at Ranchero's LOL Photo by Van Mendoza

And Ranchero’s didn’t fail me despite of me being a sleepyhead again…

Here’s what Ranchero’s Davao prepared for the hungry participants πŸ˜›

Sinigang sa Miso
Sinigang sa Miso
Lumpiang Hubad
Lumpiang Hubad
Baby Back Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Cripsy Pata
Cripsy Pata
Garlic Chicken
Garlic Chicken
Bloggers at Crepalato (I'm late zzzz)
Bloggers at Crepalato (I'm late zzzz)

After lunch, I went back to Casabella to take a short rest. Having a full stomach won’t help beat my continuous yawning Haha πŸ˜› The rest of the group tried ziplining while i am trying to do that adventure in my afternoon dream siesta.

Crepelato Selection
Crepelato Selection

In the afternoon, the DFAT team went to NCCC Mall and went straight to Crepelato. I am quite intrigued of the place not because of the Gelato and the other sweet food they can offer. Abella cousins Andrew, Ria and Joanna are featured in Crepelato’s billboard. Naks, endorsers πŸ˜€

I like it, like it!
I like it, like it!

I am not a diehard fan of Gelatos, but i love the presentation of Crepelato (servings i mean) and the ambiance is sooooo kikay. πŸ˜€ Too bad i forgot to take a photo with the billboard. Sa sobrang sarap, nakalimutan ko ang lahat hehe πŸ˜›

Giant Pagasa? Hehe :P
Giant Pagasa? Hehe πŸ˜›

To prepare for our major major dinner at Lachi’s (ang lagi kong pinupuntahan sa Davao!), we all went to the People’s Park. It’s my first time there and i am impressed with the cleanliness and yes, Ponce’s giant sculptures! I wanted to ride in the giant Philippine Eagle sculpture. Parang Mulawin lang hehe πŸ˜›

Lachi’s! Lachi’s! Lachi’s! I remember the first time i went to Lachi’s, I got curious about Lachi’s. Everytime a blogger goes to Davao for a trip, most of them are carrying Lachi’s Sans Rival with them or they’re Tweeting on how they love Lachi’s. What’s with Lachi’s anyway?! I sense that most of the DFAT newbies were also wondering what’s with Lachi’s specifically Robbie. Let them discover why by themselves hihihi

Unforgettable Baby Back Ribs
Unforgettable Baby Back Ribs
Lachi's Tapa
Lachi's Tapa
Asian Pork Surprise
Asian Pork Surprise
Caldereta
Caldereta
Tuna Belly *NEW!*
Tuna Belly *NEW!*

Kumpletos rekados from Appetizers to Dessert! The owners were there too much to the delight of every participant.

Lachi's Sans Rival Cakes (Classic, Coffee and Durian)
Lachi's Sans Rival Cakes (Classic, Coffee and Durian)
Lachi's is Love! (Robbie with Melvin and Mike)
Lachi's is Love! (Robbie with Melvin and Mike)
More sweets for me, please? :P
More sweets for me, please? πŸ˜›

The rest decided to go back to their hotel rooms while Fitz, Don, Laurence, Van and I decided to have a short chat over coffee at Blugre before going home.

Woot! Sugarloaded Day 2! What can you say? I bet you’re craving for some sweets now! πŸ˜›

RANCHERO
Address: Metro Lifestyle Complex, Jacinto Extension corner F. Torres Street, Davao City

Telephone Number: +6382-2220793

Email Address: pablos.davao@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.rancherogroup.com/
Facebook Page: LINK
Foursquare: LINK

 

CREPELATO
Main Branch: Door 1 Annex Building, Jocar Complex, Mt. Mayon Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-2213128

Branch: Ground Floor, NCCC Mall of Davao

Facebook page: LINK

Foursquare:
Main Branch
NCCC Mall of Davao Branch

 

LACHI’S SANS RIVAL ATBP
Address: VAL Building, Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City
Contact Numbers: +6382-2245552 and +63916-9841183

Facebook Page: LINK
Foursquare: LINK

 

10 Comments

  1. Photoblogger said:

    Wooot! buti ka pa you got a shot of the Victoria Crown Pigeon, that was my first time to see the world’s largest pigeon πŸ˜€

    June 1, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Dapat nag-ikot ka rin sa place πŸ™‚

      June 2, 2011
      Reply
  2. orman said:

    yeheyy! natapos mo din ang day 2 adventure mo!!! ang sipaggggg!!! ahahahaha! miss you sis!

    June 2, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I miss you too sis! Kitakits sa September. Meron na akong ticket papunta πŸ˜€

      June 2, 2011
      Reply
  3. Ria Jose said:

    Woohoo! πŸ™‚

    Glad to share Davao with you.

    June 2, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thank you for organizing this with the Avatar team, Ate Ria πŸ˜€

      June 2, 2011
      Reply
  4. flip said:

    nakakagutom itong post mo… another thing I like in Davao is the presence of affordable buffet restaurants πŸ™‚ sarap talaga kumain!!!

    June 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I agree! Davao the Food Trip city hehe πŸ˜›

      June 7, 2011
      Reply
  5. yum yum! sana matikman ko kahit 3 lang sa mga yan.. kaya lang, tipid mode ako, ehh hahaha

    June 4, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sali ka sa DFAT 2012 πŸ˜€

      June 7, 2011
      Reply

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